Editorials

Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...

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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...

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Please Vote in the State Rep. Election

March 25, 2015
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East Boston voters have been to the polls often in the past two years, beginning with the exciting election won by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The excitement continued in 2014 with other elections, highlighted by the race for Governor as Charlie Baker defeated Martha Coakley to take the corner office. Baker selected State...

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A Challenging Winter, A Strong City

March 25, 2015
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With the cycle of what seemed like never-ending snowstorms, this winter has tested me as a Mayor, and Boston as a community. I’ve been struck by how Bostonians have pulled together throughout this record-breaking season of storms, which surpassed the 1995-1996 figure with a current total of 108.6 inches this winter. Tackling these storms...

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Lettor to The Editor

March 25, 2015
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Massport says thank you for helping in ice rescue To the East Boston and Winthrop communities: On behalf of the leadership and staff of the Massachusetts Port Authority, we wish to thank the  East Boston and Winthrop communities for helping us to conduct a successful and timely ice rescue training drill at Logan Airport...

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Okay Enough,We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...

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Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid 1960s when my...

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Community News Briefs

March 18, 2015
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Evening prayer service scheduled Evening Prayer Friday, 6:30 pm. Please join us for this quiet, candle light worship. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 28 Paris Street (617) 569-6236 JPNA to meet on March 18 The next Planning and Zoning meeting for teh Jeffires Point Neighborhood Association is scheduled for Wednesday March 18 at 7 pm...

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Gutierrez Named East Boston YMCA’s New Executive Director

March 18, 2015
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The East Boston YMCA this week announced the successor of former Executive Director Joey Cuzzi. Ann-Margaret Gutierrez will fill the role of executive director of the East Boston YMCA left vacant since Cuzzi retired last year. Gutierrez will become only the third executive director at the Eastie YMCA after Cuzzi and Eastie YMCA founder...

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Adrian Madaro Wins Primary, But All of East Boston Is Victorious

March 11, 2015
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Adrian Madaro was the clear-cut winner in the Democratic primary for state representative, but all of East Boston emerged victorious because of the high quality campaigns conducted by the five candidates and the honorableness they showed after the highly competitive election March 1. Joe Ruggiero, Ed Deveau, Lou Scapicchio, and Camilo Hernandez all stopped...

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